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Old 04-12-22, 08:27 AM
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I do that all the time - in a fashion. I like going fat on my front tire, and may run 54mm front, 38mm rear.

Generally, doing this adds more trail (effectively reducing the head tube angle although in my case I'm increasing the tire diameter which increases the trail too), and makes the bike easier to ride in challenging conditions - makes the bike a little more stable.
increasing the rake is going to reduce the trail a bit, so in effect they counter ballance each other a little (although that change in rake is hardly noticeable).
you can go to a trail calculator and play with the numbers - Bicycle Trail Calculator | yojimg.net
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